I'm finally, finally, back up on crutches after surgery. If you ever have the choice of letting bone heal itself slowly or having glue put in,...let it heal naturally. The other option may be a mite quicker, but a lot more painful. My friends know I have a high tolerance for pain but this.....on a pain scale of 1 - 10 it's a 15 at best. The Hydrocodone made it worse. It didn't help ease the pain and also screwed up my head. After taking two of them, as directed, I switched to the Tramadol once they wore off.. It isn't as potent as hydrocodone but it helped with the pain, let me sleep and is non-narcotic. Why is it so painful you might ask. Well, it's because the good Dr. drills into the bone to place the glue. Then he might have to chase after errant globules of the stuff so it doesn't harden where it isn't supposed to. At any rate, I'm back on the road to walking with the help of exercise and therapy starting tomorrow. It's been a long road and I hope to never have to travel it again. If there is a next time I'll let the body heal itself instead of trying to take a short cut.
As a side note....you find out who your friends really are, especially if, like me, you live alone.